Perhaps it's blasphemy to suggest that the Nets should follow in the footsteps of the Knicks, but I just read on ESPN Insider that the Knicks may be the first in line to sign K-Mart when the dust settles from his China situation. Say what you want against the Knicks, but this season they picked up Tyson Chandler, Mike Bibby and Baron Davis, just to name a few. Now it looks like they are going after another tough veteran, Kenyon Martin. While opinions may vary on all of these guys, one thing is for sure: the Knicks are making moves. There may be some value in King's desire to let the season play out and be patient, but as a Nets fan I am really eager to see the Nets do SOMETHING. Aside from Humphries, none of the signings the Nets have made will make any major impact, except for MAYBE DeShawn Stephenson who openly admitted to being out of shape. Though the free agent market was somewhat weak this year, guys like Big Baby, D-West, Nene, Jamal Crawford, Josh Howard and even Vince Carter all could have been had but we let them pass.
As I watch the Lakers and the Mavericks struggle, I become increasingly more worried that either team will make a major play for Dwight in an effort to make a splash. I think that the Nets need to make some moves to sign some quality guys and improve the team for D-Will, otherwise we may be in trouble next year. I was unable to see the game last night because I am on vacation, but from what I can surmise, it was truly the Humphries and D-Will show. If Hump continues to play like that, he may be gone for greener pastures and a longer, more lucrative deal with another team next year. Who knows what Brook Lopez's mindset may be when he comes back. He SEEMS professional, but he may be a little ticked off with these trade rumors and want to leave himself. I could see Orlando being a major threat - if he has a chance to play alongside his best buddy Ryan Anderson and frequent Disney weekly, why not? Then there's D-Will, who I fear more and more will be leaving for Dallas. If those three guys move on, we are left with nothing more than a roster full of role players. Let's bolster the team and really try to compete. AK-47? Agent Zero? Come on, Let's Do SOMETHING!